BYU Football Players On Pace To Redshirt For 2021 Season

Nov 23, 2021, 10:52 AM
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PROVO, UT - NOVEMBER 6: Jacob Conover #17, Tanner Wall #85, and Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters #10 of the BYU Cougars signal in the plays during their game against the Idaho State Bengals during their game November 6, 2021 at the LaVel Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

PROVO, Utah – BYU football has been a program in recent years that has taken full advantage of the four-game redshirt rule.

Since 2018, the four-game redshirt legislation in the NCAA has been in effect and it’s been a valuable resource for student-athletics. One of the notable ones to benefit is current BYU star running back Tyler Allgeier. As a preferred walk-on from Fontana, California, in 2018, Allgeier was able to get used to life as an FBS running back while not impacting his eligibility.

Before 2018, a redshirt season meant a player didn’t compete at all against the opposing competition in a live game.

As the 2021 BYU football season begins to wind down, here’s a list of the athletes in the BYU program that have redshirts available who are on pace to use them this season. Along with the student-athletes that won’t be eligible for a redshirt if they’ve played in more than four games.

This year is interesting because many individuals are in their second season at BYU but still have a redshirt year available due to last season’s free year of eligibility courtesy of the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BYU football players who will qualify for redshirts in 2021

Talan Alfrey, DB: 0 Games Played (Preseason injury)

Maguire Anderson, WR: 0

Nick Billoups, QB: 0

Jacob Conover, QB: 2

Miles Davis, RB: 1

Kody Epps, WR: 0

Terence Fall, WR: 0

Cade Fennegan, QB: 0

Brock Gunderson, OL: 0

Hunter Greer, DL: 1

Donnavan Hanna, OL: 1

Micah Harper, DB: 0

Cade Hoke, LB: 0

Dean Jones, DB: 0

Josh Larsen, DL: 3

Tysen Lewis, OL: 0

Tyler Little, OL: 1

Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters, QB: 0

Isaac Matua, LB: 0

Cooper McMullin, OL: 0

Kade Moore, WR: 0

Nick Nethercott, LB: 2

Jacob Palu, DL: 1

Cade Parrish, OL: 1

Cash Peterman, Kicker: 1

Mikey Petty, DL: 0

Quenton Rice, CB: 0

Chase Roberts, WR: 0

Beau Robinson, RB: 0

Dylan Rollins, OL: 0

Joshua Singh, DL: 1

Ethan Slade, DB: 2

Justen Smith, K: 4 (If he doesn’t play in either of the final two games)

Viliami Tausinga, LB: 0

Ben Tuipulotu, TE: 0

Tanner Wall, WR: 2

Seth Willis, OL: 3

Not eligible to use an available redshirt

Campbell Barrington, OL: 8

Tyler Batty, DL: 11

Caleb Christensen, DB: 5

Mason Fakahua, RB: 7

Fisher Jackson, DL: 7

Blake Mangelson, DL: 6

John Nelson, DL: 11

Hobbs Nyberg, KR: 11

Connor Pay, OL: 11

Austin Riggs, LS: 10

Ryan Rehkow, P: 11

Jakob Robinson, DB: 11

Josh Wilson, LB: 8

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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